India women cricket team’s star opener Smriti Mandhana on Monday revealed that her side has traded the bat and ball for a dice as all players are maintaining their bond by playing ludo together online amid the coronavirus pandemic.
All the cricketing activities across the globe have been either suspended or postponed as the COVID-19 outbreak has wreaked havoc with the sporting schedule.
The BCCI Women on Monday shared a video of Mandhana talking about how she is spending time at her home during the lockdown.
“We, all friends together play ludo online, so that keeps us all bonded, all the teammates,” Mandhana said.
The Sangli-born cricketer, like all other sportspersons, is trying home workouts to stay fit.
“Staying fit is very important, so I am working out. I keep in touch with the trainer and receive feedback. He keeps sending us all the workouts that we need to follow,” Mandhana added.
The left-handed batter is currently enjoying time with her family, trying her hand in cooking and helping out in other household works.
“The other thing I like is spending time with my family. We play a lot of cards together. I keep helping mom with cooking. I guess washing utensils has become a part of my daily routine, and I love troubling my brother as well. It’s my favourite pass time,” the India opener said.
“The third thing which I love is watching movies. I am a big movie buff. So, I make sure I watch two-three movies a week, not many because I don’t want to get addicted. I want to spend time with my family.”
Smriti also revealed that she is sleeping at least 10 hours a day to keep herself happy.
“The best thing which I love doing the most at home is sleeping. I make sure I sleep for at least 10 hours to keep myself happy the entire day,” she added.
Mandhana, at last, reminded her fans to practice social distancing and stay indoors during the lockdown.
“Stay home, stay safe and keep yourself physically and mentally fit.”